Homecoming 2014
WIU: A Hero's Homecoming.  Who's Your Hero?

Homecoming 2014

October 3-4, 2014
featuring the Classes of 1964, 1974, 1984 and 1989

Marching Leathernecks: Homecoming Parade 2013

Did you miss Homecoming this year? Be sure to catch all the highlights by visiting the
WIU Homecoming 2013 playlist on YouTube.



2014 Schedule
Register TODAY!


 Friday, October 3, 2014
  • 5-9 p.m.  All-Alumni Social, Alumni House (Complimentary food, beer, wine and soda; cash bar available)
Saturday, October 4, 2014
  • 7-7:45 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Registration, Alumni House
  • 8 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: 5K Run/1.5 mile walk
  • 8:30 a.m.  Reunion Recognition Brunch & Social, Alumni House
  • 9:30 a.m.  All-Alumni Breakfast, Alumni House (Complimentary coffee and donuts)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Homecoming Parade
  • Noon-3 p.m.  Alumni Cookout - Menu: burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, pasta salad, cupcakes, drinks and cash bar - The Right Place  - tent directly north of Hanson Field
  • 3 p.m.  Leathernecks Football Game vs. North Dakota State - Hanson Field
    Tickets will not be mailed. The Homecoming football ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.

WIU Alumni Softball Reunion during Homecoming 2014

**If you order mums, t-shirts, football tickets and/or lunch tickets, you can pick them up at the Alumni House any time on Friday and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. After 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, tickets/mums/t-shirts will be taken down to The Right Place tent, which is north of Hanson Field. You can pick up your items there. Any football tickets not picked up by 3:00 p.m. (game time) on Saturday will be left at the will call window at the stadium.


Join us at "The Right Place," the big tent near Hanson Field in 2014!

Alumni Association * College of Fine Arts & Communication * College of Arts & Sciences * College of Education & Human Services * College of Business & Technology * Student Services * School of Graduate Studies * Centennial Honors College * University Libraries * Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree * Center for International Studies * Athletics

MidAmerica National Bank

A special thank you to MidAmerica National Bank for their support of "The Right Place!"

  College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication welcomes all WIU alumni to Homecoming 2014! We look forward to visiting with you and learning about your accomplishments.

Look for the Marching Leathernecks in the Homecoming Parade and for the Marching Leatherneck alumni joining the band for the half-time show at the game.

  College of Arts and Sciences

Come visit with the dean, faculty, staff and other CAS alumni at our “Right Place” table exhibit. We welcome you and your family to attend this afternoon of celebration. Pick up your complimentary lunch ticket at our table.

Contact Bryce Dexter, director of development, at or call 309-298-1828 for more information.

  College of Education and Human Services

Welcome back COEHS alumni!

Stop by and visit us at this year’s Homecoming celebration! While you are here, if you are a COEHS alumnus, lunch is on us! Connect with:

  • Erskine Smith, interim dean
  • Dale Adkins, associate dean
  • Dana Moon ’98 MBA ‘01, director of development
  • Jason Eveland ’05 M.S. ’12, assistant director of development

Counselor Education • Curriculum & Instruction • Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising & Hospitality • Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies • Educational Leadership • Health Sciences • Instructional Design & Technology • Kinesiology • Law Enforcement & Justice Administration • Military Science• Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration • Social Work

RPTA/Horn Field Campus "5th Quarter Alumni Social"
Join the COEHS on Saturday, October 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Horn Field Campus for the 5th Quarter Alumni Social. Drop by anytime for snacks, a cash bar and fun.

  College of Business and Technology

If you’re a CBT graduate, you’re in good company—over 27,000 graduates can’t be wrong! Stop by and see us at this year’s Homecoming festivities! And, if you’re a business and technology alumnus/na—we’ll pick up the tab for your lunch at “The Right Place.” Email Lori Boyer ’05 ( to reserve your spot!

On hand for the day’s activities:

  • William Polley, interim associate dean
  • Becky Paulsen, director of development

Accountancy • Agriculture • Computer Science • Construction Management • Economics • Engineering • Engineering Technology • Finance • Graphic Communication • Human Resource Management• Information Systems • Management • Marketing • Network Technologies • Supply Chain Management

  Student Services

Reconnect with friends and colleagues from the Division of Student Services!

Stop and see us at tailgating or visit with us in the big tent! Admissions will be on hand with applications and to answer questions. If you are planning to attend, please let us know in advance by calling the Vice President for Student Services Office at (309) 298-1814. Lunch tickets will be available. We look forward to seeing you this year!!

  School of Graduate Studies

Welcome back WIU alumni! Be sure to visit with Nancy Parsons, associate provost and director of the School of Graduate Studies, at “The Right Place.” We would like to welcome past graduate students, as well as anyone interested in pursuing an advanced degree at WIU. Learn about graduate programs and pick up a souvenir, too!

Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at, or like us on Facebook at

  Centennial Honors College

Stop by “The Right Place” and help us celebrate Homecoming! Visit with our staff and hear more about the Centennial Honors College during Homecoming 2014! All University Honors graduates are welcome!

  University Libraries

Reminisce about the good old days with University Libraries! Stop by our table at “The Right Place” and thumb through old copies of Western’s yearbook, “The Sequel.” Dean Michael Lorenzen will be on hand to answer any questions. “The Sequel” is also available for viewing and can be found at

  Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree

Receive a hero’s welcome at the WIU Hero’s Homecoming 2014. Who’s your Hero?

Share your mighty adventures with other BOG, BOT, BGS and ISP alumni and friends at “The Right Place” tent!

  Center for International Studies

Exciting things are happening in the Center for International Studies! Stop by our table at “The Right Place” tent this Homecoming 2014 to visit with our outstanding staff. We would love to hear your favorite memory about studying at WIU as a former WESL or international student or if you studied abroad while at WIU.

  Homecoming Week Schedule
" WIU: A Hero's Homecoming.  Who's Your Hero? "
Homecoming 2014

Friday, Sept. 26
1-4:30 p.m. Paint the Paws
(front lawn of Western Hall)

Saturday, Sept. 27
8 a.m.-noon Paint the Town (Macomb Square)

Sunday, Sept. 28
Noon Rocky’s Boat Regatta (Everly Park)
4 p.m. Dec the Campus (Union Mall)

Monday, Sept. 29
11:30 a.m.- Homecoming Kick-off Party
2:30 p.m. (Union Mall)
All day Dec the Office

Tuesday, Sept. 30
6 p.m. Variety Show (Western Hall)

Thursday, Oct. 2
7 p.m. Yell Like Hell (Western Hall)

  Homecoming T-shirts

Homecoming 2014 T-shirts are now on sale. Order yours today.

Homecoming 2013 T-shirts are still available. If you didn't order a 2013 Homecoming T-shirt, call 309-298-1914 to order today.

  Parking Information

Permits will not be required in lots as of 5 p.m. Friday, until 7 a.m. Monday, with the exception of residence hall lots. Visitor parking is not allowed in reserved residence hall lots. Tickets will be issued to violators in handicapped spaces, reserved spaces and no parking zones (any area not designated as a parking space). If you have any questions or special parking needs, such as handicapped parking, please contact parking services at (309)298-1921.



Save the Dates for future WIU Homecoming Weekends

Homecoming 2015--Oct. 2-3, 2015